Transferring to a 4-Year Institution

Admission into a major program at a transfer institution depends upon the receiving institution's requirements for that major. Some major programs are restricted and require special application as well as a competitive GPA. See an Academic Advisor at both SLCC and the intended receiving institution for specific articulation information, also available at the Utah System of Higher Education web site.

Transfer/Articulation Agreements: Students interested in majoring in Communication at the University of Utah, Weber State University or Westminster College:

  • You are strongly encouraged to get your COMM degree at SLCC before transferring.
  • A degree in COMM from SLCC benefits you financially as well as provides a solid curricular foundation.

University of Utah:

  • 4 SLCC COMM courses may be transferred to your U of U COMM degree; check for GPA guidelines.
  • You may take the two-credit U of U course, COMM 3060 transfer course, during Spring semester at the South City campus, for reduced tuition while still a student at SLCC.
  • The transfer course will familiarize you with the U of U's Communication program, instructors, staff, and facilities.
  • Complete the transfer course and you will receive higher priority for U of U enrollment.
  • Complete the transfer course and you can declare your U of U Communication major upon admission, one semester earlier than other transfer students.
  • SLCC students are strongly encouraged to take the transfer course, but it is not required to transfer. Students can still complete 9 credit hours at the U of U (including at least one U of U Communication course with a C or better), earn a 2.75 U of U GPA, and declare the Communication major.

Weber State University:

The WSU Department of Communication agrees to substitute certain required courses for transfer students from SLCC that have completed a course at SLCC approved by the WSU Department of Communication Chair and curriculum committee with a grade of "C" or better. Approved courses include: 

SLCC Course

WSU Course Substitution

COMM 1020: Public Speaking

COMM 1020: Public Speaking

COMM 1080: Conflict Management & Diversity*

COMM 3050: Interpersonal Communication & Conflict Management

COMM 1120: Principles of Interviewing*

COMM 2110: Interpersonal & Small Group Communication OR

COMM 3060: Listening & Interviewing

COMM 1130: Reporting for the Mass Media

COMM 1130: Media Writing

COMM 1270: Analysis of Argument

COMM 1270: Analysis of Argument

OR COMM 2270 Argumentation & Debate

COMM 1500: Intro to Mass Communication

COMM 1500: Intro to Mass Communication

COMM 1560: Radio Production

COMM 1560: Audio Production & Performance

COMM 2110: Interpersonal Communication

COMM 2110: Interpersonal & Small Group Communication

COMM 2150: Intercultural Communication*

COMM 3080: Intercultural Communication

COMM 2200: Beginning Video Production

COMM 2200: In-Studio Video Production & Performance

COMM 2300: Introduction to Public Relations*

COMM 3400: Public Relations

COMM 2310: Intermediate Video Production*

COMM 2751: Field Video Production

COMM 2400: Social Media Tools & Strategies*

COMM 3460: Public Relations & Social Media

COMM 2560: Advanced Radio Production

COMM 2730: Radio Production Workshop

 

Notes:

* indicates courses that students will have to ask an adviser to substitute. The rest should automatically articulate.

WSU’s Department of Communication is willing to consider substituting other classes upon student’s request.

 

Westminster College

The Department of Communication at Westminster College has developed a 2 + 2 articulation agreement with SLCC. Students taking the following recommended courses will enter Westminster College with Junior status.

Year 1

Fall

Credits

Year 1

Spring

Credits

COMM 1020

Princ. of Public Speaking (CM)

3

COMM 1500

Media & Society (CM)

3

ENGL 1010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

COMM 2110

Interpersonal Comm. (CM)

3

SKILLS

AI or QL

3

SKILLS

AI or QL

3

DIST

FA, LS, PS, SS

3

DIST

FA, LS, PS, SS

3

COMM 1130

Journalism and Media Writing

4

COMM XXXX

Communication Elective

3

WELLNESS

Lifelong Wellness

1

16

16

 

Year 2

Fall

Credits

Year 2

Spring

Credits

ENGL 2010

Intro to Writing (EN)

3

DIST

FA, LS, PS, SS

3

COMM 1270

Critical Think. in Argument (CM)

3

IG

International & Global Learning

3

COMM 2050

Perspectives in Comm (HU)

3

COMM XXXX

Communication Elective

3

DIST

FA, LS, PS, SS

3

EXPLORE

Exploration Elective

1

LANG

Language 1

5

LANG

Language II

5

17

15

*A Diversity course (DV) must be taken in one of the following areas FA, LS, PS, SS, IG or CM